George Mason University names its law school for Scalia

George Mason University plans to name its law school for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, following an anonymous $20 million donation from a Scalia admirer and a $10 million donation from the foundation of industrialist and philanthropist Charles Koch.

The law school announced Thursday that its anonymous donor approached the school through a friend of Scalia and asked that the law school be named for him.

George Mason's law school has developed a reputation as a conservative powerhouse in recent years.

The money will also establish three new scholarships.

Koch, known for his donations to conservative and libertarian causes, has long been a prominent donor to Mason.

The name change will require approval from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

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